the sight of you, that once gave me shivers,
that makes this man's heart tremble in awe,
'tis by far the sweetest dazzling picture
of all the dazzling pictures that i saw.
won't you please smile for a tiny fraction,
the tiniest fraction of a fraction?
and time itself would find a violent stop,
and all chemistry would halt reaction.
let me carry, in loving memory,
the one moment you were ever mine.
let me hold on to the empty promise
that it won't split, our entangled line.
do be gone now, and be forever lost,
for i've finally what gave me hope.
on the floor i thrust my father's chair
as i hang with my neck on the rope.